Edith Cowan University (RTO 4756)
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3 years full-time; 6 years part-time
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We're living in the age of digital media, which means there are more exciting career opportunities in that sphere than ever before. With a Bachelor of Media and Communication from Edith Cowan University, you'll be prepared to enter the industry with a competitive edge, ready to forge your dream career.
This wide-ranging course covers the cultural impact of media, providing critical insights into our media-driven world on a local and global level. With a choice of seven majors (Advertising, Film and Video, Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies, Public Relations, Screen Studies), you'll specialise in your chosen media area and develop specific skills and essential knowledge to boost your career prospects.
By the time you graduate, you'll have the advanced communication and critical engagement skills you need to lock down an exciting role in whichever area you choose: advertising, communications, PR, film and television, journalism... The possibilities are endless!
You may be eligible to apply for this course at ECU if you meet the following requirements:
Please note that School Leaver applicants will require completion of WACE or equivalent.
If none of the above applies to you, but you have work and life experience, you may be eligible to apply via ECU's Experience-Based Entry Scheme.
Special Admission Requirements: Please note that one or more of the majors in this course have admission requirements.
In this communications course, the subjects you may study include:
Film and Video major
Media and Cultural Studies major
Public Relations major
Screen Studies major
Students feel happy, well supported and well educated when they study with ECU, in fact, in the 2018 QILT survey, Edith Cowan University received the highest student experience rating of all Australian public universities.
When you study with ECU, you’ll have access to expert course advice, counselling, diversity and disability services, transnational and national program support, student success programs, careers and employability services... just to name a few.
This course can be delivered on campus to provide you with practical training in a face-to-face learning environment. It is available to study at the following locations:
Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a Bachelor of Media and Communication from Edith Cowan University.
Graduates are prepared to pursue a wide range of career options within the media industry, in areas such as advertising, marketing, journalism and writing, media analysis, film and television, public relations and more.
Graduates may also choose to pursue further study in the form of a Master of Professional Communication or a Master of Screen Studies.
Wondering where a career in communications could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:
Eligible students can apply for a HECS-HELP loan to cover the upfront costs of all or part of your fees.
Edith Cowan University also offers student loans and scholarship opportunities to eligible applicants. Enquire now to find out more!
This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, you may not need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees directly to the provider on your behalf. You'll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $45,881 (2019-20 income year).
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